"Black Country Woman" as written by and Robert Plant Jimmy Page....
(Studio Chatter: "Shall we roll it, Jimmy?"
("We're rolling on, what, one?")
("No, one again?")
(- Airplane heard flying overhead - "Got to get this airplane off.")
("Naw, leave it, yeah.")

Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here (X2)
You didn't have to tell me that you love me so
You didn't have to love me, mama, let me go
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
You didn't have to make me a total disgrace
You didn't have to leave me with that beer in my face
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
That's alright, it's awful dog-gone clear.

Hey, hey, baby, why you treat me mean (X2)
You didn't have to crucify me like you did
You didn't have to tell me I was just your kid
Hey, hey, mama, why'd you treat me mean
You didn't have say you'd always be by my side
Why' didn't have to tell me you'd be my blushin' bride
Hey, hey, mama, why you treat me mean
But that's alright, I know your sisters, too

You didn't have to tell me that you love me so
You didn't have to leave me, mama, let me go
Hey, hey, mama, what is wrong with you
You didn't have to leave me like a total disgrace
You didn't have to leave me with that beer on my face
Hey, hey, mama, what is wrong with you
But that's alright, I'd be the same way, too

You didn't have to crucify me like you did
You didn't have to tell me I was just your kid
Hey, hey, mama, what's the matter here
You didn't have to tell me you would be my own
You didn't have to tell me, baby, let me go
Hey, hey, mama, what is wrong with you
That's alright, I know your sister, too.
What's the matter with you, mama


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"Black Country Woman" as written by Robert Plant Jimmy Page

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    General CommentI think this had to do with Robert Plant's affair with his wife's younger sister. What is and What Should Never Be was written about her too.
    NickZeppon February 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk...I can't beleive no ones posted for this one yet...So I'll do the honors.....I think this is a great song.....The guitar and the harmonica are very playful and happy-go-lucky......It really seems to fit the mood of the song....Basically talkin about another woman (these guys never had a lack of infatuated hippie chicks ;) This girl left him hard up......maybe she didn't like the pickup line...thus the beer in the face....who knows?....any how, it doesn't seem to be a big deal...I know your sisters too!...gotta love it.....I like the plane in the beginning too.....just a nice accent to the carefree lovin this song is all about.....
    Fool_in_the_rainon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthey actually recorded this song in Mick Jagger's back yard!
    Ben2k9on May 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe black country is a part of the west middlands in england it gets it's name from all the coal mines that used to be there. There is a famous pub were the band members of zeppelin used to drink. I heard that plant teaches at a local collage. i mean how cool would it be to be taught music by plant. well this gives little insight into what the songs about but might give it some background.
    ledtool180on May 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the little intro of this song. I basically just love the overall mood of this song
    Mrs.Page/Planton October 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard that if you listen closely you can actually hear an airplane flying overhead during thnis song.
    Philadelphia Eagleson November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, It says it right there!
    Philadelphia Eagleson November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. A lot like Boogie with Stu how they leave in some conversation to lighten the mood and make it more... personal...get rid of their god-like status for a simple and fun song.
    EmporerEzekeilon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"they actually recorded this song in Mick Jagger's back yard!"--COOL!
    this song is just a cool song
    heyjude55on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe drums in this song are spectacular. Bonzo's one of the most gifted, brilliant drummers of all time. It's a nice acoustic blues medley. The themes used in this song have blues written all over them. Getting dumped by a chick and then going for her sister. Just like Red House by Jimi. Just another great song off an even greater album.
    Nolesy101on June 09, 2006   Link

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